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Old 07-12-2019, 5:56 PM
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Why was I removed from all NRA Board Committee Assignments?

July 12, 2019

Carolyn D. Meadows
President NRA
National Rifle Association of America
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

RE: NRA Committee Assignments for 2019-2020

Dear Madam President,

I recently received notification from you, that you removed me from all my NRA Board of Directors Committee Assignments, with no explanation. Even after repeated phone calls to you, which resulted in voicemails asking for a return call, I still have not received a return phone call, letter or email of explanation.

Shockingly, you even removed me from the NRA-ILA Grassroots Development Committee, after many years of serving on that committee with perfect attendance. After years of volunteer grassroots activism, I was recognized in 2010 with the NRA-ILA Jay M. Littlefield Volunteer of the Year Award and recognized on the floor of the Ohio House of Representatives for my work as an Election Volunteer Coordinator for NRA-ILA in Ohio.

In 2012, I was inducted into the NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinator Hall of Fame, resulting from my time and dedication to the Grassroots Division as an Election Volunteer Coordinator.

Over the years, as a Volunteer for the NRA, paying my own way for travel expenses, and receiving no compensation from the NRA, I have continued to dedicate myself to grassroots activism.

In 2013, I traveled to Colorado to participate in the successful recall election effort of two anti-gun Senators. Again, in 2013, I traveled to Virginia under the direction of NRA-ILA Grassroots Division to campaign on behalf of pro-gun Gubernatorial, Senate of Virginia and Virginia House of Delegates Candidates.

In 2014, I traveled to Connecticut, Iowa and Ohio, under the direction of NRA-ILA Grassroots Division and campaigned on behalf of Federal State and Local pro-gun candidates during Primary and General Elections.

In 2015, I traveled to Virginia under the direction of NRA-ILA Grassroots Division to campaign on behalf of Senate of Virginia and Virginia House of Delegates pro-gun Candidates.

In 2016, I traveled to Florida to assist in the General Election; that same election cycle I returned to Ohio where I volunteered for the top NRA-ILA Campaign Field Office in the Country, in support of Donald Trump, and other Federal, State and Local candidates.

In 2018, I campaigned in Ohio under the direction of NRA-ILA Grassroots Division on behalf of Federal, State, and Local candidates. I also hosted a pro-gun meet and greet Ohio Candidate Forum for all Federal, State, and Local pro-gun candidates up for election in Ohio. In Ohio, under the direction of the NRA-ILA, I assisted in successfully electing a 100% pro-gun Executive Slate.

Earlier this year, in May, I co-hosted a shooting event for my pro-gun Congressman Warren Davidson. Most recently, I traveled to Sandusky County, Ohio, and spoke to a “100 NRA Club” considering ending its affiliation with the NRA, because of recent concerns. I successfully persuaded them to remain an NRA Club.

Yet, after all I have done in support of the Grassroots Development Committee, and all the other NRA Committees of which I faithfully served, I was blacklisted. I can only surmise, that I was blacklisted for taking actions to obey my oath as an NRA Board Member, and follow the Code of Ethics for Directors of Nonprofit Corporations; which required me to exercise my fiduciary duty of care; which caused me to question management decisions within the NRA, and to further investigate matters of which I was made aware.

I respectfully request that you reconsider your decision to remove me from all Committees, particularly the Grassroots Development Committee, and reappoint me to the Grassroots Development Committee, and further communicate to me your rational for removing me from all my Committee assignments.

Very truly yours,

/s/ Sean Maloney

Sean Maloney

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shame on them. Sean is a good guy.
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Is removing a BOD member from collateral assignments unprecedented? Does the NRA normally cycle people through committee assignments? Has the NRA made any official statement regarding her removal? Thanks.
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It fits a pattern of every single outspoken BoD member who has called for reform or transparency being targeted. It should be noted that these are actual BoD members who show up to the meetings and try to take part. Unlike the Crazy Cat Lady from Florida who is paid to be on the Executive Committee and skipped almost every BoD meeting for the better part of a decade.

Which is why Save the 2A org is pushing a Bylaw change to require BoD attendance.
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It fits a pattern of every single outspoken BoD member who has called for reform or transparency being targeted. It should be noted that these are actual BoD members who show up to the meetings and try to take part. Unlike the Crazy Cat Lady from Florida who is paid to be on the Executive Committee and skipped almost every BoD meeting for the better part of a decade.

Which is why Save the 2A org is pushing a Bylaw change to require BoD attendance.
That doesn't answer the question. If committee assignments are changed as a matter of routine and a some happen to be similarly situated as Mr. Maloney then his removal may be happenstance. Unless one knows management of the group as a whole it is supposition as to why one person was reassigned or removed.

Still, there may have been good cause to remove Mr. Maloney. Speaking from my experience of sometimes not being an "on the team player" myself, that may not be the person an organization wants front and center. Perhaps I'm old fashioned but I still view posting on Facebook as speaking out of school.
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Agreed. I’d like to know the history of committee appointments before I jump to conclusions.
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You wanted proof, here it is..

Marion Hammer On Punishing NEW BoD Members.

From Save The 2A Facebook Page.

When Marion Hammer (who rarely attends Board Meetings, gets paid hundreds of thousands of dollars and is under investigation in Florida) speaks, you know that the Old Guard of the NRA and Wayne LaPierre are Nervous. Expect similar statements from Cotton, Lee, Printz, Meadows, King, et al..... Meanwhile, YOU can send Marion Hammer your thoughts directly at her email below...




“ -----Original Message----- From: mphammer1 <mphammer1@aol.com> To: MPHammer1 <MPHammer1@aol.com> Sent: Sun, Jul 14, 2019 12:06 pm Subject: Committee Assignments DATE: July 14, 2019

TO: NRA Board Members and Friends FROM: Marion P. Hammer, NRA Past President

RE: Committee Assignments Committee assignments are the prerogative of the President of the National Rifle Association of America. The assignment process is taken very seriously with meetings in person and even more meetings over teleconferences. I don’t know of any NRA President who hasn’t consulted with other officers and leaders before making the final selections.

This year the process took longer because there were numerous discussions. To say that this year is unlike any other would be an understatement. The NRA finds itself under attack. These attacks are well funded. They are well coordinated. They come from noteworthy and powerful gun control advocates.

But, they are not the only ones attacking the NRA. We are also under attack by one of our former vendors. These attacks have been particularly nasty and have played out in the press.

And, it doesn’t stop there. Some within our ranks - members of the NRA Board of Directors - have joined in these attacks. There have been leaks of proprietary and confidential information to the front pages of newspapers, websites and social media pages.

Members of the board have a fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interests of our Association. Yet, some have chosen not to do so. When given the opportunity to speak their minds, silence was chosen. And now, after the time to be heard in an appropriate setting has passed, the agitation continues. That is truly unfortunate.

We must now move on. Those who truly care about the Second Amendment and Freedom will move on. The NRA has real work to do. We have significant challenges - the 2019 elections and of course the pivotal 2020 elections. Let’s not forget, we must get through these politically motivated witch hunts in New York and now the District of Columbia.

Some board members were, in fact, stripped of their committee assignments. I know that was a hard decision. But, we stand behind it. I went through it myself in 1997 and it was the right thing to do. Some have made reference to a “naughty” and a “nice” list. But it’s actually more of a “professional” and “not professional” list. There are 76 of us. We don’t expect all of us to march lockstep.

But, we must will hold steadfast that board members must act in a professional manner. That is a non-negotiable. To those who are seeking facts, it is recommended that you review our legal documents - including the attachments

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An Open Letter to NRA Director Marion Hammer
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As referenced in my earlier post I have no issue with this in principle -

"Some within our ranks - members of the NRA Board of Directors - have joined in these attacks. There have been leaks of proprietary and confidential information to the front pages of newspapers, websites and social media pages.

Members of the board have a fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interests of our Association. Yet, some have chosen not to do so. When given the opportunity to speak their minds, silence was chosen. And now, after the time to be heard in an appropriate setting has passed, the agitation continues. That is truly unfortunate."


Any NRA Members who have an issue with the above should make their objections known to NRA. However if neither a member nor a supporter then one ought not expect to have a say directly with NRA. I went to the "Save the 2nd" website and couldn't glean what they are doing or any progress.
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Old 07-17-2019, 2:36 PM
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Savethe2A has a petition to require the BoD members actually attend the meetings or be removed. Crazy Cat Lady Hammer from reports missed almost all BoD functions for nearly 8 years, despite being a member of the Executive Committee and being paid for the exercise. Most of the celebrity NRA BoD types have an atrocious attendance record as well.

http://www.savethe2a.org/petitions/
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